Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies Recipe

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies Recipe
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Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies Recipe

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“Since retirement, we’ve had to watch our calories but still like something sweet every so often. This downsized recipe helps us stay in line,” says Barbara Estabrook of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. “Sometimes I drizzle the brownies with chocolate.”
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed and quartered
  • 3 dark chocolate candy bars (1.45 ounces each), chopped, divided
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted

Directions

Pat cherries dry with paper towels; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1/2 cup chopped candy bars with oil; stir until smooth. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, extract, salt and melted chocolate. Add flour; mix well. Stir in cherries and remaining candy bars.
Spread into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006, p63

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 260 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 54mg cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1/2 cup frozen pitted dark sweet cherries, thawed and quartered
  • 3 dark chocolate candy bars (1.45 ounces each), chopped, divided
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted
  1. Pat cherries dry with paper towels; set aside. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt 1/2 cup chopped candy bars with oil; stir until smooth. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, eggs, extract, salt and melted chocolate. Add flour; mix well. Stir in cherries and remaining candy bars.
  2. Spread into a 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with almonds. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownies in Cooking for 2 Fall 2006, p63

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lorraz User ID: 235444 63397
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2012

"OK, what's with the 9"X 5" LOAF pan???? Aren't these things checked? Makes it very difficult to trust the recipes here"

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